2022 Registration

***Updated*** Registration is closed for the 2022 season of First Strides® Vermont. This year’s program is in progress. Check back again next spring to sign up for the 2023 season. Be well, move often, hope to see you out there!

What: Now in its 19th year, First Strides® Vermont is a beginner 12-week program that will help you confidently progress from the couch to walking or running at a pace that’s right for you. Open to women ages 16-116.  

You will be grouped with like-paced fellow participants and led by remarkably resourceful mentors who will provide entertaining distraction and much needed inspiration as you progress through the weekly walk-run workouts.

We will compliment the workouts with a different themed resource each week, in the form of handouts, mentor presentations, guest speakers, or group conversations.Attend at least 8 of the 12 classes and you’ll earn a First Strides graduation technical T-shirt.

Where: Williston Recreation Paths

When: Wednesdays, 5:45pm – no later than 7:00pm, May 4th through July 20th

How:Register online by May 3rd. There is a program fee of $45 fee if you pay online (payment link provided after you submit the registration form) or $50 by check/cash at the first class. We do have financial assistance available. If this fee would be a financial hardship for you, or someone you know, please reach out to:

Kasie or Eileen at firststridesvermont@gmail.com to ask about a scholarship 


Siobhan Donegan at You First at Siobhan.donegan@vermont.gov. Read more about You First at the bottom of this post.

We hope you will join us again for another season of First Strides. Please pass along the news that First Strides Vermont is open for registration with your female friends, co-workers, mothers, sisters who may be interested in running & walking with us! 

Happy walking and running,

Kasie Enman & Eileen McCoy, First Strides Vermont Coordinators & all your Marvelous Mentors!

Did you know there is a local Vermont program that can pay your First Strides Vermont membership fees if you are income-eligible and between ages 30-64?  You First is a federally funded program that helps eligible Vermonters pay for important health screenings, including Mammograms, Pap tests, Heart Health screenings. You First income guidelines can be found here or interested Vermonters can call us at 800-508-2222 anytime to check eligibility by phone. Once you become a member of You First and bring your heart health screening up to date, You First can pay for First Strides and provide support for your walking and running goals. We can also pay for additional heart health benefits for members, including Vermont state park passes, farmers market coupons, fitness memberships, and much more.  Please call or email today!
Siobhan Donegan

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